December 2013 Prisoners Listing PDF
Rest of the World
UK and IRELAND
John Bowden, Prison No. 6729,
HMP Shotts, Canthill Road, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML7 4LE.
John Bowden, convicted in 1982 for a brutal murder, has spent his entire adult life in prison. Politicised by his incarceration he's regularly paid the price for his resistance through long periods of isolation, beatings and treatment amounting to torture. He has never been broken and is one of the UK's most articulate and vociferous prison writers and a powerful advocate of prisoner's rights.
Nikolai Aleksandrovich Dedok (Mikalai Aliaksandravich Dziadok), ul. Krupskoy 99A, tyurma 4 212011, Belarus. [Updated: 11/02/13]
Aleksandr Vladimirovich Frantskevich
Aleksandr has been released. [Updated: 14/09/13]
Igor Vladimirovich Olinevich (Ihar Uladzimiravich Alinevich), Otryad 12, Brigada 120, IU "IK-10", Tehnicheskaya ul. 8, g. Novopolotsk 211445, Vitebskaya oblast, Belarus. [address correct as of 11/02/13]
3 anarchists/activists (also known as Mikalaj Dziadok, Aleksander Frantskevich & Ihar Alinevich) originally remanded after a wave of repression by the Belarus state in the run up to presidential elections on 19 December (after which there was much more – at least 20 people still held in prison).
More info at: http://www.avtonom.org/en/node/14931
On the 27 May, judge Zhanna Khvoynitskaya sentenced the Belarusian anarchists Ihar Alinevich, Mikalaj Dziadok, Aliaksandar Frantskievich, Maxim Vetkin and Yeveni Slivonchik. The young men were accused of a number of political actions, including an attack against the Russian embassy in Minsk in August of 2010.
Ihar Alinevich received a sentence of 8 years 'hard regime' (restricted allowances for visits, mails, and packages and other "privileges"); Mikalaj Dziadok received 4.5 years 'hard regime' and Aliaksandr Frantskievich was sentenced to 3 years 'hard regime'. Maxim Vetkin was given a 4 year sentence in a low-security prison and Yevgeni Silivonchik was sentenced to 1.5 years in open regime prison after cooperating with the investigation and giving testimony against his co-defendants.
NB: The names are given in both Russian and (Belarusian), as the prison register is conducted in Russian, but we recommend that you address mail using the first (Russian) names.
Also, during the initial weeks (or months) of imprisonment prisoners are put in a quarantine unit (not yet registered with a prison unit whilst being examined by the medics and put through registration - ay last for several weeks or months), therefore please note KARANTIN on the envelope where appropriate.
For more information: http://avtonom.org/en/node/15830
Vaskovich Evgeni Sergeevich (Vas’kovich Jauhen Siarheevich), Tyurma 4, ul. Krupskoy 99A, 212011 Mogilev, Belarus. [address correct as of 11/02/13]
Jauhen was arrested, alongside 2 others, for an attack on the KGB headquarters in Bobruisk launched on 14 October 2010 in solidarity with Mikalai, Aliaksandr and Ihar. On 18 May he was found guilty of intentional destruction of property and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment with reinforced (hard) regime. Although not an anarchist, Belarus ABC is supporting him.
UPDATE: Currently only being allowed mail from his family. [24/10/12]
For more information: http://www.autistici.org/abc-belarus/?p=91&lang=en
Artsiom Prakapenka, IK-15, Slavgorodskoye shosse 183, g. Mogilev 212013, Belarus. [address correct as of 11/02/13]
Detained on January 17, 2011 on suspicion of the attack on the KGB headquarters in Bobruisk launched on October 14, 2010 in solidarity with the anarchists arrested in September 2010.
Artsiom comes from Grodno and studied in Bobruisk. On May 18, 2011 was found guilty of intentional destruction of property and sentenced to 7 years of colony with reinforced regime. [NB: mark mail KARANTIN for reasons outlined above]
UPDATE: On hunger strike since August as unable to make himself a vegetarian lunch before work. Currently in a punishment cell and only being allowed mail from his family. [21/08/12] [Revised 24/10/24]
NB: It is possible to send on-line letters to Belarusian prisoners via the ABC Belarus website.
Jock Palfreeman, Sofia Central Prison, 21 General Stoletov Boulevard, Sofia 1309, Bulgaria.
Jock Palfreeman is a 23 year old Australian who had the courage to stand up against 16 Nazis on a night out in Sofia, Bulgaria. He witnessed the fascists chasing and attacking two young Roma boys. Jock ran to the boys' aid, he did his best to keep the Nazis at bay by waving a knife at them but they attacked him. Jock was left with nowhere to run and had no choice but to defend himself. Andrey Monov, one of the Nazis, was stabbed and killed and another, Antoan Zahariev was injured. The Roma boys ran away.
Jock has since been tried and sentenced for murder and attempted murder. He has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and has been fined 375,000 Australian dollars.
Thomas Meyer Falk, c/o JVA (SV-Abtlg.), Hermann-Herder-Str. 8, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany. [Updated: 06/09/13]
In 1996, Thomas was sent down for a bank robbery. He'll be inside until at least 2010. Because of his strong beliefs, he's been subject to very harsh repression - kept in solitary, daily cell raids, suppression and censorship of mail, no access to education. In 2007, he was finally been moved out of solitary and can now participate in education and other activities, but was not granted parole and is appealing this decision.
For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or see http://www.freedom-for-thomas.de/
On the 28th June 2004, near Aachen in the area of the German/Dutch border, police stopped a car with four people, including Spanish anarchist fugitives Jose Delgado and Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Begonia Pombo da Silva (Gabriel's sister) and Bart de Geeter. The car attempted to escape, and shots were exchanged between the police and the fleeing car.
Jose Fernandez Delgado: 14 years in prison
Gabriel Pombo da Silva: 13 years in prison
Gabriel Pombo da Silva, [transferred to Madrid]
Jose Fernandez Delgado,
Aachenerstr. 47, 53359 Rheinbach, Germany
Polikarpos Georgiadis, Kleisti Filaki Kerkiras, TK 49100 Kerkyra, Greece.
Vangelis Chrysochoidis, Dikastiki Filaki Komotinis, TK 69100 Komotini, Greece.
Polikarpos and Vangelis were sentenced to 22 years and 3 months in prison for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a senior economic official. These sentenced were reduced on appeal in 2012 to 12 years and 10 months. [Updated 20/02/13]
Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire Prisoners
Haris Hatzimichelakis, Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, A Pteryga, TK 18110 Korydallos, Athens, Greece.
Panayiotis Argyrou, Kleisti Filaki Trikalon, TK42100 Trikala, Greece. [Updated 20/02/13]
Both are serving 25 years in prison out of a total sentence of 37 years for their part in the so-called "Halandri Case". They are currently awaiting future Cells of Fire trials.
Olga Economidou, Katastima Kratisis Ginaikon Eleonas Thivon, TK 32200 Thebes, Greece.
Damiano Bolano, Kleisti Filakon Trikalon, TK42100 Trikala, Greece.
Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Dikastiki Filaki Komotinis, TK 69100 Komotini, Greece.
Giorgos Polydoras, Kleistes Filakes Alikarnassou, TK71601 Alikarnassos, Iraklion, Crete, Greece. [Updated 20/02/13]
Christos Tsakalos, Geniko Katastima Kratisis Grevenon, TK 51100 Grevena, Greece.
All arrested on March 14, 2011 and are currently awaiting trial on Cells of Fire-related charges. [All addresses correct as of 20/02/13]
"Halandri" & "Nea Smyrni Case" related prisoners:
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, A Pteryga, TK 18110 Korydallos, Athens, Greece. [Updated 12/04/13]
They deny being members of the Cells of Fire. Giorgos and Alexandros were both tried in the so-called “Halandri case” and sentenced to 20 years and 11 years in prison respectively. All 3 are currently on trial for the “Nea Smyrni case” (on charges of forming an “unnamed terrorist organisation”) and are facing further Cells of Fire-related charges. Here is a link to their latest statement.
Ginaikies Filakes Koridallou, TK 18110 Korydallos, Athens, Greece.
Denies being a member of the Cells of Fire but she was tried in the so-called "Halandri case" and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Nina was then released on 04/04/12 to serve a suspended sentence (until the beginning of the first appeal trial of the "Halandri case"). Nina was arrested again on 09/04/12 in connection with the 250 CCF attacks but remains 'free' on bail.
Panayiotis Masouras, Geniko Katastima Kratisis Grevenon, TK 51100 Grevena, Greece.
Denies being a member of the Cells of Fire but he was tried in the so-called “Halandri case” and sentenced to 11.5 years in prison.
Alexandros Kosivas, Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, A Pteryga, TK 18110 Korydallos, Athens, Greece.
Michalis Traikapis, Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, A Pteryga, TK 18110 Koridallos, Athens, Greece.
Charged with robbing a bank on the island of Evia. Both (together with a female comrade, who was granted a conditional release) deny the charges.
Michalis Nikolopoulos, Trikala closed prison [Klisti filaki Trikalon], 42 100, Trikala, Greece. [Updated 20/02/13]
Gerasimos Tsakalos, Dikastiki Filaki Koridallous, A Pteryga TK18110, Korydallos, Athens, Greece. [Updated 20/02/13]
Both currently awaiting trial on Cells of Fire-related charges.
Anastasios K. Theofilou, Filakes Domokou, B2 Pteriga, Τ.Κ. 35010, Domokos, Fthiotida, Greece. [Updated 12/04/13]
T.Theofilou is an anarchist communist accused of an armed robbery in Paros on 10/8/12, during which D.Mixas was killed, and of participation in Cells of Fire. He denies all charges.
Other imprisoned Members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire:
Xaris Xatsimixelakis, Kleisti Filakon Trikalon, TK 42100, Trikala, Greece. [Updated 20/02/13]
Revolutionary Struggle Prisoners
On April 10, 2010, the Anti-terrorist Department of the Greek Police arrested six people in Athens :
Nikos Maziotis, Panagiota “Pola” Roupa, Kostas Gournas, Vaggelis Stathopoulos, Sarandos Nikitopoulos, and Christoforos Kortesis. All were known for their long presence in the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement. Two weeks later, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, and Kostas Gournas admitted to participating in the organization known as Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas). Stathopoulos, Nikitopoulos, and Kortesis denied the charges and stated that they were being persecuted for their years of anarchist activity and their comradely political relationships with the others.
On April 3rd, 2013 the judgment on the Revolutionary Struggle case was handed down:
Nikos Maziotis was sentenced to 86 years’ imprisonment in absentia; his sentence was merged into 50 years.
Pola Roupa and Kostas Gournas were both sentenced to 87 years (Pola sentenced in absentia); each sentence was merged into 50 years and 6 months.
For all three of them, the maximum prison term is 25 years (which are typically served either as a full sentence or by day wages in prisons, or after the completion of 3/5 of the prison term, when a prisoner can be granted conditional release under specific conditions);
Vaggelis Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis were sentenced to 8 and 7 years’ imprisonment, respectively. The sentence against Vaggelis Stathopoulos was merged into 7 years and 6 months.
In addition, for all five convicted anarchists, the judges’ decision provided for deprivation of their political rights (5 years for the three admitted members of Revolutionary Struggle, and 3 years for the other two anarchists, Vaggelis and Christoforos, who denied R.S. membership), as well as non-suspensive effect of appeal. [04/04/13]
UPDATES: Christoforos Kortesis was conditional released (€2,000 bail, obligation to present himself twice a month at his nearest police station, ban from leaving the country) on July 5 2013. Vaggelis Stathopoulos' hearing for conditional release to be examined on July 15. [Updated: 09/07/13]
Vaggelis Stathopoulos was also granted his release on July 15 2013 from prison under the same restrictive conditions as Christoforos Kortesis (€2,000 bail, obligation to present himself twice a month to his nearest police station, ban from exiting the country). [Updated: 17/07/13]
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, Parartima Gynaikeion Filakon Koridallou (Π.Γ.Φ.Κ.), Solomou 3-5, 18110 Koridallos, Athens, Greece. [Updated 12/04/13]
Theofilos Mavropoulos, Geniko Katastima Kratisis Malandrinou, TK33503, Malandrino, Fokida, Greece. [Updated 20/02/13]
On May 18, 2011, Mavropoulos was arrested in the Athens neighborhood of Pefki after being seriously wounded during a shootout with two patrol officers. The comrade who was with him managed to escape. Mavropoulos is being charged with two counts of attempted homicide, among other charges. After spending a month in the hospital, he was transferred to the "general population" wing at Korydallos. At the end of December 2011 he was moved to Malandrino as preliminary punishment for the escape he attempted alongside several Fire Cells Conspiracy members.
Rami Syrianos, Filakes Domokou, Τ.Κ. 35010, Domokos, Fthiotida, Greece. [Updated: 12/07/13]
Rami is a non-aligned anarchist who was sentenced on 28/05/12 to 8 years & 8 months for a January 2011 armed robbery in Thessaloniki expropriating money from a goverment auction house.
UPDATE: Rami was transfered without warning to Domokos prison on July 10. We will update his full address including his wing when we get it. [12/07/13]
Xaralampos Tsilianidis, Dikastiki Filaki A’ Pteriga, Koridallos, T.K. 18110, ATHENS, Greece.
On 22/01/13 Xaralampos Tsilianidis was found guilty of the armed robbery at the economic department of Ahepa hospital in Thesssloniki. The total sentence imposed on him was 10 years and 4 months, no parole. [Updated: 25/02/13]
Dikastiki Filaki A’ Pteriga, Koridallos, T.K. 18110, ATHENS, Greece.
Avlona Special Youth Detention Centre, 19011 Avlonas, ATTICA, Greece.
Four anarchists arrested for a bank robbery in Kozani on February 1 2013. [Updated: 25/02/13]
Dikastiki Filaki Korydallou, Α’ Pteriga, T.K. 18110, Korydallos, Athens, Greece.
Also arrested in connection with the bank robbery in Kozani on February 1 2013, plus involvement in a number of other bank robberies and Cells of Fire membeship, which all 4 deny. [Updated: 02/06/13]
Evangelos Koutsibelas, Krinitsa, Trikala – Mpalkoura Trikalon 42100, 4th wing, Trikala prison, Greece.
41-year-old anarchist Vaggelis Koutsibelas has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment (with the right to appeal) and a 300 euro fine - the prosecution initially requested a total of 27 years in prison - for a string of arson attacks that took place in the city of Trikala during March and April 2012. The main evidence against him appears to have been a police informant, who admitted that the cops had forced him to sign a forged testimony because he had drug charges hanging over him, and whose evidence was refuted by the defence. Other evidence that Vaggelis was in fact elsewhere at the time of one of the arsons was ignored by the court. [Updated: 11/03/13]
For more recent information about the many Greek prisoners see: http://actforfree.nostate.net/
There's a steady stream of reports of extensive repression from Italy. Ecological anarchists, squatters and ALF activists are more and more active, but are also facing more arrests, raids and random fit-ups.
Following the long summer of repression against the anarchist movement in Italy, its main orchestrator Roberto Adinolfi was kneecapped in an attack claimed by the 'Olga Cell FAI/IRF'. In response, State agents arrested two anarchists Turin anarchists, Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai, and placed a third comrade, Anna Beniamino, under investigation. [Updated 27/09/12]
Nicola Gai, Casa Circondariale Ferrara, Via Arginone 327, ΙΤ-44122 Ferrara, Italy.
Alfredo Cospito, Casa Circondariale Ferrara, Via Arginone 327, ΙΤ-44122 Ferrara, Italy.
[NB: Nicola and Alfredo's mail has been censored since the date of their arrest and on November 22 the preliminary investigation judge extended that censorship for another three months.]
Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito were arrested on 14th September 2012 and accused of being the perpetrators of the shooting of Ansaldo Nucleare manager Roberto Adinolfi, an action carried out by Olga/FAI/FRI nucleus on 7th May 2012. Nicola and Alfredo are being kept in custody in the prison of San Michele in Alessandria, in the high surveillance AS2 unit. They will go on trial for attack with purposes of terrorism (art 280), according to the charges pressed by public prosecutors Silvio Franz and Nicola Piacente.
At their trial on October 30 they admitted their part in the shooting but were prevented from reading out their statements on their behalf. [see Alfredo's here] The prosecution demanded a 12-year prison sentence for Alfredo and 10 years for Nicola. Additionally, the state advocate requested 1 million euros in compensation for non-pecuniary damage sustained by the government and the interior ministry. Sentence will be announced on November 12, 2013.
At their sentencing hearing on November 12, Alfredo was given ten years and 8 months in prison and Nicola 9 years and 4 months. [Updated: 14/11/13]
'Operation Ardire' Defendants
At 4 o’clock in the morning of June 13th, 2012, the carabiniers of the Special Operations Group (Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale, ROS) raided around forty homes, implementing the so-called ‘Operazione Ardire' (Operation Boldness), a crackdown against people from the anarchist movement ordered by Manuela Comodi, public prosecutor of Perugia. A total of 10 arrest warrants were issued - eight within Italy, one sent to Germany and one sent to Switzerland - while 24 suspects have been placed under judicial investigation.
The eight comrades, Stefano Gabriele Fosco, Elisa Di Bernardo, Alessandro Settepani, Sergio Maria Stefani, Katia Di Stefano, Giuseppe Lo Turco, Paola Francesca Iozzi and Giulia Marziale, who were arrested in Pisa, Roma, Perugia, Genova and Terni, have been remanded in custody. Additionally, in Germany and Switzerland precautionary measures were ordered against Gabriel Pombo Da Silva and Marco Camenisch. Among the names of investigated suspects are also those of some imprisoned comrades that are prosecuted in the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire cases in Greece.
Sergio Maria Stefani
C.C Via Argione 327, 44122 Ferrara, Italy. [Updated 16/06/13]
Elisa Di Bernardo & Stefano Gabriele Fosco have both been release from pretrial detention and placed under house arrest with the same conditions as Giuseppe and Alessandro' who were released in mid-June last year. [Updated 08/09/13]
Giulia Marziale is no longer under house arrest. [Updated 16/06/13]
Katia Di Stefano has been released from pre-trial detention. [Updated 09/02/13]
Paola Francesca Iozzi is no longer under house arrest. [Updated 16/06/13]
UPDATE: The public prosecutor of Milan has requested another six months of pretrial incarceration for the Operation Ardire defendants. [01/06/13] [More]
‘Operation Outlaw’ (6th April 2011) in Bologna prisoners:
CC di Agrigento, Contrada Petrusa, 92100 Agrigento, Italy. Madda has been released but with residence restrictions. [Updated: 28/03/13]
The Italian High Court confirmed on Friday 13th July the sentences for the 10 activists were guilty of devastation and looting crimes against private property and sentenced on 13/07/12 for crimes of “devastation and looting” during the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001. Five of the defendants have been granted right to appeal against other related charges, and their cases will be re-examined by the judges. The other five had their appeals rejected and were imprisoned.
Marina Cugnaschi CC BollateVia Cristina Belgioioso 120, 20021 Milano, Italy. [Updated: 09/02/13]
Alberto Funaro CC di Perugia, Strada Pievaiola 252, 06132 Perugia, Italy. [Updated: 09/02/13]
Francesco Puglisi, C.C. Rebibbia, (Wing G9/Second floor), Via Raffaele Majetti 70, 00156 Rome, Italy. [Updated: 20/07/13]
Anarchist comrade Francesco 'Jimmy' Puglisi, who went on the run after being sentenced to 14 years in prison following a trial for "devastation and looting" during the 2001 Genoa revolt, was arrested in Barcelona on June 5, 2013. He was then extradited to Italy and has been in the transit section of Rebibbia prison in Rome since July 5, in Jimmy's words, "waiting until the dogs of the administration or the Department of Penitentiary Administration decide in which section to put me," and was later moved on to a wing in the same prison.
Francesco Carrieri, C.C. di Savona, Piazza Monticello 14, 17100 Savona, Italy. [Updated: 04/10/13]
Francesco Carrieri, one of the comrades arrested following the events on October 15 2011 in Rome, has been accused of breaking his bail conditions and sent back to jail.
On 26 Jan 18 activists were arrested after a protest camp on strategically important land needed for the building of the Turin-Lyon high speed rail link, a campaign that has been running for 20+ years.
Alessio Del Sordo - released from prison & currently under house arrest [Updated 06/11/12]
Maurizio Ferrari - released from prison & currently under house arrest [Updated 06/11/12]
Marcelo Damian Jara Marin - currently being held under house arrest
Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez - currently being held under house arrest
Il Silvestre Defendants
Eleven eco-anarchists in Italy were arrested on charges relating to alleged involvement in the magazine 'Terra Selvaggia', and accused of forming themselves into a direct action group known as COR (Revolutionary Offensive Cells) and carrying out a number of actions including acts of arson, targeting right wing politicians and targeting the construction site of a police station. There was practically no evidence against the 11, other than the fact Il Silvestre had published a COR press release in their magazine Wild Earth. However despite the lack of evidence, six of the eleven defendants were found guilty and have been handed sentences of between 3½ years to 6 years imprisonment.. 11 people faced trial. All are linked to the eco-anarchist group Il Silvestre. All were accused of COR activities.
To write to their support group:
Casella Postale 351, Livorno Centro, 57123 Livorno - ITALY
Carmelo Musumeci, Casa Circondariale, Via Maiano 10, 06049 Spoleto (PG), Italy.
Anarchist lifer who has already spent more than 20 years in jail. Carmelo has done numerous hunger strikes, is a prolific writer and an active campaigner for the abolishment of life detention (check out the organisation he's involved with at: http://www.informacarcere.it/ campagna_ergastolo.php?language=uk
NB: Non-english speaker.
Mauro Rossetti Busa, Casa Circondariale, Via San Biagio 6, 81030 Carinola (CE), Italy.
Social prisoner arrested numerous times. Arrested again in 2004 for robbery, and accused of arson attacks. Mauro is accused of subversive association and “being part of an anarcho-insurrectionalist group”. Mauro's been hassled for his contacts and friendships with people and groups on the outside.
Claudio Latino [11 years 6 months]; Davide Bortolato [11 years]; Alfredo Davanzo[9 years]; Bruno Ghirardi [8 years]; Vincenzo Sisi [10 years]; Massimo Gaeta [5 years 3 months]; Massimiliano Toschi [7 years]
Casa Circondariale, Via Tre Fontane 28, 88100 Siano (CZ), Italy.
On 12th February 2007, after a massive police operation called Tramonto (Sunset) that involved more than 500 armed officers and helicopters, 15 anarcho-communist activists were arrested. Some of them are militants, some only sympathisers, workers and students, some are only acquaintances of the so-called “terrorists”.
Andrzej Mazurek syn Kazimierza, Oddział Zewnetrzny w Chmielowie, 39-442 Chmielow, Poland. [Updated: 27/02/13]
Andrzej was living and working in Greece when arrested during the December ’08 riots. He was convicted of charges that he did not find out the details of till later, in a court that he could not understand a word that was being said, defended by an Official Solicitor with a translator that told him to pretend to testify as the translator knew what to say. He was incarcerated in Larissa prison and fellow prisoners only began to spread the details of his case widely for the first time in December 2011. Which is how Andrzej has become known as ‘the forgotten prisoner of the December 2008 rebellion’.
After an appeal hearing on June 11th, 2012, his prison term was reduced to 8.5 years. Since he has already completed 2/5 of his sentence, and was extradited to Poland from his Greek prison cell, where he is currently incarcerated. [14/12/12]
NB: Moscow ABC advise that letters in English are seldom accepted in Russian prisons, so if you do not have a chance to write in Russiam (i.e. by using simply phrases and translating them by a translation program), just send photos and postcards.
Igor Olegovich Kharchenko, FKU SIZO-2 UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve, ul. Novoslobodskaya d. 45, 127055 Moskva, Russia. [address correct as of 24/01/13]
Igor was arrested in September 2011. He is accused of having participated in a fight on the July 4, 2010, during which the audience of a punk hardcore concert dispersed a band of nationalists, who had come in order to kill and maim concert guests. Igor, however, did not take part in the fight - plenty of those present at the concert have given testimony, that during the fight Igor was performing in the concert.
Alexey Sutuga is a member of AutonomousAction and has been active in the anarchist movement in the past ten years, including the ecological protest camp against uranium enrichment in city of Angarsk in Siberia, which was assaulted by nationalists in the early morning hours. Ilya Borodaenko from Nahodka of Pacific Ocean was murdered there, and a number of other visitors of the camp were seriously wounded.
UPDATE: Alexey Sutuga was released on bail on June 7 pending trial. [20/06/13]
On the evening of April 17, 2012 Alexey was arrested and has been in remand prison since then. He, together with Alexey Olesinov and Alyon Volikov (see below) is accused of having taken part in an incident in the Moscow club "Vozdukh", where on December 17, 2011, during a punk-hardcore concert, a conflict between the audience and the security took place. The club security, consisted of supporters of the far right, and were provoking guests. Due to the conflict, the concert was stopped prematurely, but the security attempted to take some guests hostage, threatening them with punishment from their friends - nationalist football hooligans. Concert guests resisted, the security opened fire with rubber coated metal bullets, but soon the concert-goers gained the upper hand and the security was neutralised and sent to the hospital.
UPDATE: Alexey Olesinov was released on June 7 pending trial. [12/06/13]
Alyon Mikhaylovich Volikov 1989 g.r., ul. Novoslobodksaya dom 45, FKU SIZO-2 UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve, 127055 Moskva, Russia.
Alyon, an anarchist and anti-fascist, is the third person to be arrested and remanded in prison in connection with the "Vozdukh" incident on December 17th 2011.
Anton Abusaidovich Fatulayev 12.10.1990, ul. Semashko dom 1, FKU IK-5, 243240 Bryanskaya oblast, Russia
Anton was sentenced to 4 years and two months of prison for two incidents, one allegedly involving a fight with seven far-right football hooligans of Spartak Moscow in the Moscow metro station Ploschad Il'icha in Autumn 2010, during which Anton was said to have wounded one of the football hooligans to a hand with a knife. The second on May 1st 2010 at the Alexeyevskaya metro station involved a group of fascists attacking people returning from anarchist and anti-fascist Mayday rally at All-Russia Exhibition Centre. Anton became involved in defending his stabbed comrades, attacking one of the fascists knocking him out. For this he was convicted of baterry with "hooligan intent".
Barrikada Club Case
This case concerns an incident a Nazi concert in Moscow's Barrikada club on July 4,2012.
Lipskaya Irina Antonovna, k. 308, SIZO-6 "Pechatniki"', ul. Shosseynaya 92, 109383 Moscow Russia.
Irina Lipskaya has now been in prison for over a year without any court appearence. She is accused of having taken part to the so-called armed assault against the Nazi gig at the Barrikada club in Moscowin July 2012. She has been charged with three felonies, including "hooliganism, committed by a group and with a preliminary intent" and "involving minors to a felony hate crime", as one of the persons arrested with her was 17 years old at the moment of the arrest.
Irina was arrested just few weeks after her graduation from the Journalist Faculty of the Moscow State University. She needs medical care for her hand, as she was stabbed by Nazis during a fight in 1st of May of 2011, but in remand prison she may not receive proper medical care.
During the remand court session of June 27, Irina was strong and showed that system is not about to crush her. She is also not in a need of material support. However moral support is necessary, full year of remand prison is hard for anyone and during the investigation she has been betrayed by some of her former comrades.
6th of May Defendants
19 people are currently under arrest for alleged involvement in rioting in Bolotnaya square on May 6th 2012, the eve of Putin's inauguration. Stepan Zimin was remanded on July 9th, Alexendra Dukhanina is currently under house arrest, and Alexey Polikhovich was remanded on July 26th.
Stepan Yurevich Zimin 1992 g.r., FKU SIZO-5 (Vodnik) UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve, Vyborskaya 20, 125130 Moskva, Russia.
Alexey Alexeevich Polikhovich, 1990 g.r. FKU SIZO-2
UFSIN Rossii po g. Moskve ul. Novoslobodskaya d. 45 127055 Moskva, Russia.
Pussy Riot Defendants
Masha and Nadya are the 2 Pussy Riot members sentenced to two years imprisonment for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" following the performance of an anti-Putin song in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Maria Vladimirovna Alyokhina 618400, Persmkiy Kray, gorod Berezniki, prospekt Lenina, d. 81, IK-27 Russia.
Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova 431150, respublika Mordoviya, Zubovo-Polyanskiy rayon, poselok Partsa, IK-14 Russia.
On May 15, 2013 a major crackdown was launched by the Mossos D’Squadra [Catalan police] which was directed from the National Audience Court in Madrid [high prosecution panel], in which five anarchists were arrested in various parts of Catalonia. A media-orientated coup to coincide with the second anniversary of the 15-M popular protests, a mediatic lynching, where these libertarians still remain in pretrial custody.
he five comtrades are currently dispersed in 5 different regional prisons under the FIES3 penitentiary regime. They are no longer in isolation, but the state continues with the other FIES restrictions they apply You can send letters to all of them at the following addresses listed below. Note that the communications are being monitored so we propose maximum prudence in the contents of the letters themselves. Details of the case and solidarity initiatives can be found on the support blog to the five of Barcelona.
Remember the account number solidarity for prisoners and their families:
Bankia account number (Spain): 2038 9252 63 3000365109
Silvia Muñoz Layunta, NIS 2010012388, CP Madrid VII Estremera, Ctra. M-241 km 5,750, 28595 Estremera, Madrid, Spain.
Jose Carlos Recio Minguez, NIS 2000003209, CP Madrid VI, Aranjuez, Ctra N-400 km 28, 28300 Aranjuez. Madrid, Spain.
Juan José Garrido Marcos, NIS 2013009086, CP Madrid II, Alcala de Henares, Ctra Alcala-Meco km 5, 28805 Alcala de Henares, Spain.
Yolanda Fernández Fernández, NIS 2013009039, CP Avila, Brieva, Ctra. de Vicolozano, 05194 Brieva (Ávila), Spain.
Xabier González Solar, NIS 9226970300, CP Madrid IV (Navalcarnero), Ctra. N-V, km. 27.728600, Navalcarnero, Madrid, Spain.
The Cordoba Four
The Malaga court of appeal sentenced the anarchists Giovani Barcia, Michele Pontolillo and Claudio Lavaza, already sentenced to 11 years on September 1999, for an incident in the Italian vice-consulate in December 1996. Three persons wearing balaclavas imprisoned the consul and an employee, sending a message of solidarity to the Italian prisoners jailed by the Judge Marini (the judge who built a false accusation against Italian anarchists) and disappeared with passports and some money. These three Italians were convicted of this, as well as a previous bank robbery with sentences of 49 years for Claudio, 48 years for Giorgio and Giovani, 3 years for Michele. Write to them:
Claudio Lavazza, C.P. Teixeiro (MODULO 11), Carretera Paradela s/n, 15319 Teixeiro-Curtis (A CORUÑA), Spain. [Updated: 09/02/13]
Disappeared when out of prison on three days release Summer 2009.
Giovanni Barcia, C.P.El Acebuche, Ctra. Cueva de los Úbeda, km 2,5, 04071.- El Acebuche, Almería, Spain.
Jose María Pirla Olivan
CP de Albolote. Ctra. Comarcal 220, Km. 6 – 18220, Albolote (Granada), Spain.
An anarchist comrade who has been in prison for 30 years and who currently has an on-going campaign for his release. See: Campaign To Release Jose Maria Pirla Oliván.
Gabriel Pombo da Silva
Centro Penitenciario de A Lama, Monte Racelo s/n, 36830, A Lama (Pontevedra), Spain. [Updated: 26/07/13 - details of Gabriel's wing to follow]
Gabriel has just been moved to Alicante and continues to be held under FIES-5, denied visits and his mail restricted. [Updated: 21/02/13]
See also the German Aachen 4 section above.
Francesco Puglisi, MADRID V (Soto del Real), Center Penitenciario, Carretera Comarcal 611, 28791 Soto del Real (Madrid), Spain. [Updated: 20/06/13]
Francesco 'Jimmy' Puglisi, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison following a trial for "devastation and looting" for his involvment in the revolt in Genoa in 2001, was arrested on June 5 in Barcelona by the Policia Nacional, pending rendition. He had fled Italy following the disproportionate sentence handed down to the Genoa defendants 10 years after the events.
Marco Camenisch, Justizvollzugsanstalt Lenzburg, Postfach 75, 5600 Lenzburg, Switzerland. [Correct as of: 09/02/13]
Marco is a Swiss anarchist and environmental activist who has been in prison since 1991. He is serving a 18 year sentence: 10 years for using explosives to destroy electricity pylons leading from nuclear power stations and 8 years for the murder of a Swiss Border Guard whilst on the run. In 2002 Marco completed a 12-year sentence in Italy for destroying electricity pylons in Italy as part of a sabotage campaign against the nuclear industry.
Solidarity is our weapon: let's use this weapon by sending cards and greetings to Marco. [9/10/10]
Sadly, Marco has been denied parole yfor the second time this year:
“This time the denial came from the TAR (administrative review court). To tell the truth, I’m sick and tired of dealing with the usual long-winded repressive crap, in which also the TAR simply ‘approves’ everything that has already been expressed by their worthy cronies, only adding even more meanness and maliciousness. I was surely expecting a confirmation of the denial but, to tell the truth, at least a hint of seriousness in the treatment of the ‘defense arguments’. In practice an a posteriori internment, by the end of the prison sentence, is most likely what lies ahead of me. That’s the only point worth noting…” [11/12/13]